Nobel Peace prize winner, former President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, presided over the birth pangs of a new democratic Russia, one of the world’s largest countries: by “pushing open the gates of reform, unleashed a democratic flood that deluged the Soviet universe and washed away the cold war.”Read More
President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The spirit of humanitarianism lives on at the Red Cross, in spite of the many new challenges it faces. Peter Maurer reaffirmed that the organisation's original principals and approaches remain valid 150 years later; neutrality, impartiality, independence from religious or political affiliation.Read More
Chairman of Nestlé S.A. The world is facing an unprecedented water crisis today, which in turn has severely impacted human health, food security, and the environment. Although the crisis is global in nature, there is no such thing as a global water solution.Read More
With his partner, Andre Borschberg, the adventurer Piccard aims to fly a solar powered aircraft around the world in 2014. They took a step in this direction in 2013 when they flew the four engined prototype, powered by solar panels in 5 stages across the United States.Read More
Henry Markram, Coordinator of the Human Brain Project, aims to construct a computerized simulation of the human brain. Markram believes that the HBP may lead to a paradigm shift in our understanding of the brain and its illnesses, and provide new, innovative concepts for designing computers and robots.Read More
Ivan Pictet reaffirmed the role of Geneva on the world stage as host city for important international organisations and home of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Many do not realise that the majority of international laws that manage the world’s nations' policies emanate from these international institutions.Read More
The former Swiss President argues for Swiss entry into the EU and that the international order is now multi-polarised and a re-shuffling of economic power has taken place. In less than a century, she stated that we have moved from a world dominated by Europe, to a multi-polar world.Read More
A recent expat survey found that almost half of those questioned said it was ‘somewhat difficult’ to meet a partner in a foreign land. Switzerland was singled out as being ‘difficult’ to ‘very difficult’. Some succeed though: government figures show that 35% of marriages in Switzerland are between a Swiss and a foreigner. To discover how to overcome some of the challenges, join psychologist and writer Lesley Lawson Botez MSc, author of Holding Out for a Hero, Five Steps to Marriage over 40 on.
We organized a private guided tour in English for our members. They also enjoyed a delicious lunch at Wiesengarten restaurant in Riehen.
Our Corporate Partners are one of the vital American International Club pillars. We have created different levels of packages which offer each partner visibility, benefits and complimentary tickets to our events.
The American International Club of Geneva offers a select number of companies the opportunity to become associated with the Club through our Corporate Partnership Program.
Corporate Partners enjoy many advantages including special benefits, the chance to meet other influential members, participation in VIP activities, and unique marketing & public relations opportunities through our Club publications and website.
Organised this year by long-time Club members Raphael Negron and Christian Jordan, some 37 AIC members participated in this shotgun start scramble tournament kindly sponsored by Grimm Motors SA in Geneva.